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Jocelynda: Koreatown Turns Korexico

Posted September 25, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 1,995 views]
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Since the 1970s, Los Angeles has become a hub for Mexico’s indigenous Zapotecs – a culture that predates the Spanish conquest of the Americas.
All week we are exploring the connection between Santa Maria Tavehua, a tiny village in the hillsides of southern Mexico, and L.A.’s Koreatown – where more than half the village now lives.
This is a story is about putting down roots. We hear …

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Julieta: LA-Born Zapoteca

Posted September 24, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 2,986 views]
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Since the 1970s, Los Angeles has become a hub for Mexico’s indigenous Zapotecs – a culture that predates the Spanish conquest of the Americas.
Our five-part series explores the connection between Santa Maria Tavehua, a tiny village in the hillsides of southern Mexico, and L.A.’s Koreatown – where more than half the village now lives.
In this story, we hear from 33-year-old Julieta Mendez – an L.A.-born …

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